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Prompt #86 A Natural History of My (room)

December 22, 2011

A Natural History of My (room)

We Write Poems:
This week our challenge is to take a look at the importance of place from a very personal relevance point of view. Please title your poem asA Natural History of My (room)“, where room is any specific room within your home. Select whatever room you wish, be it – living room, kitchen, bedroom, pantry, closet, laundry room, attic, basement, etc. Every room within a house has a certain quality inherent to its’ use, the kind of events and history native and natural to that room. And every room includes a relevance that reflects your own personal relationship to that room. Even a simply physical description of a room has something to speak to us.

Was someone born in a room, or perhaps someone passed away in a room – as a house is a home to the full range of our very real lives. Or might a kitchen or dinning room have been the place of your first meal of family significance? What mystery or mundane might a closet speak about your life? Are one of your favorite uncle’s tools stored away in the basement? Does that chest contain old fading family photographs – perhaps even of relatives whose names you’re uncertain about? You get the idea? Any one room can contain a lot of history. Our home reflects rather much who we are – that’s the scene we ask you to explore this week in your poem please, so put on your best explorers hat and vest, then go adventuring inside your home!

Following the holiday season we’ll return to our community prompts.

Come back next Wednesday when you see,It’s Post Your Poems Day!” and leave a link to the poem on your blog. If you don’t have a blog, then please, post your poem in the comment itself. *** You are invited to respond to the prompt given here, but if you have something else you’re just itching to share, please feel welcome in doing that. Our first desire here is to encourage you to write and learn and share. *** When leaving comments to other’s poems, please be appreciative and encouraging. We are not a poem “critique” site (unless someone specifically asks for that). Be kind with each other (and yourself!). *** Please consider including a link with your blog poem back to the prompt response here at We Write Poems so that others may see and join our community. More participants do make better soup!

  1. magicalmysticalteacher permalink
    December 22, 2011 2:17 pm

    “inherent to its’ use”

    Not to be too picky, but there should be no apostrophe in “its.” Thanks for you attention to this detail. Merry Christmas!

    • December 27, 2011 3:02 pm

      Have to chime in here and say bravo … the its are one of my pet peeves … lol

  2. December 28, 2011 6:22 pm

    the i t s do not bother me….just dot the i and cross the t…actually that doesn’t matter either

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